The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Hamilton ScienceCafé — life in the universe

October 27th, 2011 No Comments

I’m starting up a ScienceCafé in Hamilton, and it’s always hard to get other people to volunteer to go first, so I did it myself! There were about a dozen participants for the first session, which was held at the Mulberry Street Coffeehouse on James Street North. Future meetings will be there on the last […]

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Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour at McMaster

September 21st, 2011 No Comments

I was delighted to give the first Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour (EEB) seminar of the term today in the Biology Department at McMaster. I talked mostly about sea ice microorganisms and finished with a few slides for a paper that I have been working on with Paul Higgs on modeling bacterial pangenomes. The slides are […]

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Abundant Dissolved Genetic Material in Arctic Sea Ice

June 20th, 2011 No Comments

Two new papers from the Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) Systems Study will be published soon in a special issue of Polar Biology. They can be accessed below. Collins RE, Deming JW (2011) Abundant dissolved genetic material in Arctic sea ice Part I: Extracellular DNA. Polar Biology. [doi: view online] [Article PDF] [Supplementary Materials PDF] [References […]

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